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Family sought for woman found dead in Birmingham apartment
Authorities are trying to find family members of a woman found dead this week in her Birmingham apartment. Mary Gullet McCrimon, 67, was discovered inside her apartment at Bankhead Towers on Wednesday. Jefferson County coroner's officials said a pest control company doing routine spraying knocked on
Gardendale to hold "Amnesty Week" for traffic citations, failure to appear warrants
If you have a warrant for your arrest on traffic citations in Gardendale, or just have late fees looming over your head, next week is your chance to make things right. Gardendale Municipal Court will hold Amnesty Week Oct. 22 through Oct. 26 to allow traffic tickets to be paid without late fees or a
Fatal accident on Center Point Parkway
CENTER POINT, Ala. (WIAT) --Jefferson County Sheriff's Office confirms that here has been a fatality in a car accident near the Serra Nissan dealership on the 1500 block of Center Point Parkway. Around 11:15 a.m. Thursday, a city worker was planting flowers in the median of Center Point Parkway whe
Things to do in Birmingham, Oct. 19-26
Raise a Bic lighter forLynyrd Skynyrd. The venerable Southern rock band is calling it quits, but Birmingham fans will have one last chance to hear Skynyrd perform "Free Bird," "Sweet Home Alabama" and other signature songs in concert. Gary Rossington, Johnny Van Zant, Rickey Medlocke and friends are
Huntsville murder suspect accused of fatally beating man over a woman, cops say
A Huntsville murder suspect is accused of fatally assaulting a man because the two allegedly were involved in relationships with the same woman, authorities said. Gerry Dean Young is charge with murder in the death of Anthony Ray Samuel, Huntsville police said. Samuel was found in the backyard of a
4 from Birmingham charged in south Alabama kidnappings, double murder
Four Birmingham residents, including an 18-year-old arrested earlier this year after he tried to run over two lawmen, have been charged in a double murder in south Alabama. Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall on Thursday announced the arrests in connection with the June slayings of Cortez Deez a
3 possible cases of polio-like illness in Alabama
“It affects the nerves and spinal cord and results in the paralysis of the limbs. It can paralyze an arm or leg,” said Dr. Edward Khan, Director of Disease Control for the Jefferson County Health Department.
City worker struck, killed on Center Point Parkway
A community in Jefferson County grieves together after a car crash killed a city worker while she was planting flowers. The head of the Center Point Horticulture Department was struck and killed by a vehicle Thursday shortly after 11:00 A.M. The woman was working in the median of Center Point Parkwa
Kentucky preseason pick to win SEC men's basketball title
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – Kentucky is once again the preseason favorite to win the Southeastern Conference men’s basketball title. The Wildcats were picked to win in a poll of SEC and national media members.The same paned has named Tennessee forward Grant Williams as the SEC preseason player of the ye
Missing murder weapon that led to dismissed charge against Brighton suspect now found
Cadarrien Jawaun McLemore, 21, was charged with murder for the 2015 shooting death of 23-year-old Kevin Hatter. McLemore was set to face trial last month but his attorney asked the court to dismiss the case citing the lost gun and shell casings andJefferson County Bessemer Division Circuit Judge Dav
’It’s a big thing he’s done’: Sheriff donates police radios to Jefferson County law enforcement agencies
The sheriff’s office recently updated their radio equipment, leaving several older radios as surplus. Those surplus radios were donated to the Brookside, Warrior, Kimberly, Morris, Trafford, Brighton and Lipscomb police departments.
Suspect sought in armed robberies of AL, MS GameStop stores
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - A robbery suspect who appears to be targeting GameStop stores in Alabama and Mississippi is now wanted by law enforcement agencies in both states.Central Alabama CrimeStoppers says the Mississippi Coast CrimeStoppers organization is asking for its help spreading the word abou
Crime Reduction Plan for Birmingham Coming Next Month | WBHM 90.3
The announcement of the plan was made at Tuesday’s council meeting by Cedric D. Sparks, Mayor Randall Woodfin’s chief of staff, in response to concerns expressed by the council about increasing rates of violent crime in the city.
Suspect in 9th Court N homicide in custody
On October 14, police found 22-year-old Kerry McClure shot in the head on 9th Court North just after 6:30 p.m. McClure was taken to UAB for treatment, but later succumbed to his injuries.
1 in custody after Alabama teen shot and killed
SUMITON, Ala. (AP) - One person is in custody after a shooting in Alabama that killed a teen and injured two other people. Sumiton Police Chief T. J. Burnett told news outlets that officers are looking for a second suspect in Tuesday afternoon's shooting. Officers were called to a gas station and
Alabama's 'war on marijuana' topic of new report by law centers
A new report on "Alabama's War on Marijuana," released today by the Alabama Appleseed Center for Law & Justice and the Southern Poverty Law Center, calls prosecution of marijuana possession a wasteful use of state law enforcement that discriminates against blacks. "This war on marijuana is one whose
Pratt City shooting leaves one with life-threatening injuries
Upon arriving at the scene, officers found a victim lying near the road who had suffered a gunshot wound, Sgt. Williams with the Birmingham Police reports. The victim was then transported to UAB with life-threatening injuries.
Birmingham police investigating shooting in Pratt City
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -Birmingham police are investigating a shooting in Pratt City.Police say a man was shot Wednesday afternoon on Avenue U and 2nd St.The victim was taken to UAB with life-threatening injuries.
1 dead, 2 injured in Sumiton shooting VICTIM IDENTIFIED
One neighbor, who did not want to be identified, tells CBS 42 that she heard arguing and realized people inside the house were fighting. That's when she noticed a male jumping out of a window, running around the house while two other men jumped in a red car and took off.
Police request help in identifying suspect from murder at M & N Groceries in Birmingham
From the Trussville Tribune staff reportsTRUSSVILLE — The Birmingham Police Department is reporting that homicide investigators need assistance from the public to identify the homicide suspect from surveillance photos that the authorities have obtained.Related: Deadly shooting in BirminghamPhoto cou